|Chimney Rock of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument|
During my visit, I wandered across the sand to reach this monument and felt that this was a very typical view of southern Utah on a typical day: fluffy intermittent clouds, beautiful blue sky, classic red rock surrounded by a dry environment. This was not the golden hour when the light changes color. This Utah in its' full, hot, desert glory!
I took several pictures of this monument. Ultimately I felt that the closer, wide-angle shot was the best. I corrected some wide-angle distortion in Photoshop in order to accurately show this beauty.